Appeal for Pia Sutaria to complete the Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma (PDTD) from the Royal Academy of Dance, U.K by admin
Will you help a talented young danseuse achieve her dream of achieving a Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma in June 2017 at the Royal Academy of Dance, London, U.K.?
Pia has been a student of classical ballet and western dance since she was 5 years old and has finished 16 years of dance education in India, qualified in the graded dance examinations of the Royal Academy of Dance, U.K., as well as the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, UK, to the maximum level possible in India. To pursue dance professionally and make it her career, she would now need to complete the Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma (PDTD) from the Royal Academy of Dance, U.K, which is recognised worldwide. Due to her excellent grades and record with them in their exams (most years she has topped the Academy), she has gained admission for this programme for June 2017.
However, the fees of this programme are way beyond her parent’s modest means. The total amount required is approximately GBP 12,016, (equivalent INR 9,77,112/-) which includes Fees, airfares, Visa, Medical & Travel Insurance, Accommodation, dance gear and tube fares.
Pia has been teaching ballet in Mumbai for the past 5 years, but employers only pay properly qualified teachers. After the course, she would like to come back to India and share her knowledge and experience as she truly believe there is immense potential for growth in the ballet industry there. She has also been associated with several charitable organisations over the years, (performed in numerous fundraising events for them) and would like to impart her knowledge and training to the underprivileged.
Below is a video wherein Pia is introducing herself and also informing about her Royal Acadamy of Dance, U.K. application.
Below is the PDF link to Pia’s acceptance by the Royal Academy of Dance, U.K., for Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma, 2017
Pia would like to see parents encourage their children to take up the performing arts as full time career options and not just as hobbies. By completing her teaching programme and obtaining an internationally recognised qualification, she hopes to be the change she wants to see.
She has laid a strong foundation for herself over the years with single minded focus for this art form. This course and qualification would help her achieve her full potential which she has not been able to do due to lack of training facilities here in India.
A number of Trusts in Mumbai have supported Pia but many do not recognise the performing arts as education and have refused to help. The Parsi community has over the years produced many fine entertainers and performers through their hard work and dedication to this craft.
WZO will finance Pia to the sum of £3,000 but there is still a shortfall to meet the full cost of her training and stay in London.
If anyone would like to help this young lady who is academically bright and also devoted her life to the study of music and dance please send your donation to WZO by cheque or via our website at www.w-z-o.org (quote Pia) and we will do the rest.